Sunday, July 14, 2013

Weekly Links: July 14, 2013

Each Sunday I highlight the Carnivals I participated in over the past week, along with any notable articles that I came across. For those readers not familiar with carnivals, it's where personal finance bloggers submit their best articles of the week with one blog serving as the host. The entries are separated into various categories such as Investing, Credit, Debt, Budgeting, Frugality, Wealth Building, Money Management, Financial Planning, Insurance, Taxes, The Economy, Real Estate, et. al. Below are the carnivals that I participated in this week, along with a link to my article:

Articles I enjoyed reading included (in no particular order):

- The Dividend Guy presented Dividend Questions From The Mailbag
- Dividend Mantra presented Dividend Income Update - June 2013
- FI Fighter presented The Next Big Thing: Tesla Motors

The DIV-Net Featured Articles

Articles from D4L-News:

Time To Ditch These 3 Blue-Chip Dividend Stocks
Even very large companies have ups and downs in their business, so it is critical to avoid those experiencing weak fundamental conditions. A 20% decline in the price of your stock can quickly eliminate the advantages of a 4% dividend yield. Here are three such stocks that might not be such great buys right now...

Focus On Income, Not Capital Value
Fortunately, the buy-and-hold investor can avoid the headache of trying to second guess the future of stock and bond markets. The brother of Charles Revson, the Revlon founder, summarized his investment philosophy by saying, "I bought a broom and I just keep sweeping it in." He was referring to his dividend income from Revlon, but on a smaller scale the same applies to anyone with some invested assets. When confronted with uncertainty, the key is to focus on income -- not capital value. Stocks known for increasing dividends on an annual basis...

Bill Ackman Wants To Make Big Profits With These Dividend Stocks
Some of you might know Bill Ackman because of the phone battle against Carl Icahn on CNBC. He is an activist with around USD 10 billion in assets under management. His main investment focus is on defensive stocks from the consumer and industrial sector. Around 70 percent of his exposure is related to these two sectors. From his 20 latest transactions are 12 unique positions of which 10 pay dividends. Dividend payments are not in focus of Ackman’s investment strategy. Only one company yields above the 3 percent mark. Here are my favorite stocks...

Energy Stocks Every Dividend Investor Must Know
While there are rumors that interest rates are about to start heading higher, as it stands right now, it's a terrible time to be looking for yield. That is unless of course you know where to look. Some of the best-yielding stocks today are oil and gas companies that are built to provide income to investors. That's why, as a dividend investor, you really should get to know the following three names...

High-Yield Stocks with Robust Dividend Growth
Historical references show that stocks boasting a combination of high yield and robust dividend growth can outperform the overall market as well as their low yield and low dividend growth peers. These stocks generally reflect healthy earnings growth or cash flow generation that can support high yields and increasing dividend streams. Below is a closer look at five dividend equities with dividend yields above 4% and historical five-year dividend growth rates above 10%. All featured equities have solid outlooks for continued earnings expansion and dividend growth. They come from diverse industries and offer income streams with a potential to beat inflation...

Buy These High-Dividend Stocks
We know our readers have a voracious appetite for high dividend stocks. It is an appetite we share if for no other reason than these stocks are routinely among our most successful picks. All industries and investment vehicles were included in our search. Unreasonably high dividend stocks were included. Outrageously high dividend stocks were considered. Read on, and we'll point you to our favorites...

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There are some really good articles here, please take time and read a few of them.

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